Social Media On The Farm: Crisis Management, Market Research, Education And APIs

The Realtime Report

With a Tweet, Tweet Here, a Video There, … In addition to using Twitter as a realtime information feed, farmers are using video , blogs and Facebook to keep customers in the loop about conditions on the farm, in the hopes that this will keep customers engaged and supportive.

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Open social bookmarking service to rival Delicious

The Way of the Web

open source social networks delicious diigo A quick check has shown that I’ve been using Delicious since November 2006 , although my addiction to Google Reader means I’ve never used social bookmarking as heavily as some friends and colleagues.

Trending Sources

RockMelt – The Social Browser


When the browser is open you have extra features in the right and left side of the window: – On the left side , all your Facebook friends are imported. – On the right side , you have all your feeds collected, including Twitter.

8 Critical SEO and Digital Marketing Opportunities

Adam Sherk

The open source nature of AMP is a plus but I’m not a fan of having to create separate URLs. Also take advantage of additional opportunities such as the “news_keywords” meta tag and Editors’ Picks RSS feeds.

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5 Things I’ve Learned from Running BizSugar

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

BizSugar is built on Pligg, an open source content management system. Get my Internet Marketing newsletter , buy my book, The New Community Rules: Marketing on the Social Web , and subscribe to the Techipedia RSS feed. This is a guest post by Anita Campbell.

Top Tools for Mobile Marketing


Buzztouch : An open source app storage cloud that works with iPhone, iPad and Android. Build Your Organization’s Mobile Site: Mippin : This tool allows you to create a mobile site from a site that uses RSS feeds.

Thirteen Tips for Effective Tagging

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Email: RSS Feed. All TechSoup RSS Feeds. A tag is a collaboratively generated, open-ended labeling system that enables Internet users to categorize content such as Web pages, online photographs, and Web links. Jump to Content. Jump to Navigation. Jump to Footer.

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Better Noise Control on Google+ is Coming, but its More Beautiful Than You Think

Stay N' Alive

See this presentation by Chris Messina about a year ago: Activity Streams, Socialism, & the Future of Open Source. Technology google+ social activitystreams google plus open standards

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The Future of Twitter

Proactive Report

Source Triggertrap eport.) Source: Twitter is an essential commodity that benefits the State Department, Open Source Intelligence (NSA, NRO, CIA, FBI), and Corporate Intelligence (NASDAQ, DOW, etc). Q: What about those of us who use it as a news source?

You've Heard the Rumors. Here are a Few Predictions That "Just Make Sense" For Facebook's F8

Stay N' Alive

Last year I was pretty close in my prediction (I had the code right - just not exactly what the code did - this was all the launch of Facebook's Social Plugins), having got some clues in their open source Javascript SDK that were launched in the code before they were released to developers.

17 Plugins to Improve Your WordPress Blog

Ari Herzog

The blog platform, as an open source community, is collectively shared by anyone and everyone who contribute code and provide feedback about what works and what needs improvement. Plug photo by Adam Mulligan on Flickr. One of the neat aspects about WordPress is nobody owns it.

Free Culture and Attention as Currency

Waxing UnLyrical

Most web assets from the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Google, Tumblr, Foursquare and a gazillion others appear to be free, opening floodgates of content, ranging from the genius of Wikipedia/ Ushahidi to the apparently innocuous LOLcats. ” With “openness” (coders, rejoice!)

7 Tips to Launch Successful Twitter Promotions

Sprout Social

Despite increased competition on the platform and the move to an algorithm based feed, Twitter promotions can still be effective if well executed. When you give away prizes like televisions, money or general gift cards, you open the door to tons of freebie seekers.

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A Tools Guide to Live streaming on Facebook

Razor Social

If you want to go live from a mobile device, you just open up your status update and select ‘live video’ Facebook live. Recently, they also announced a blue room, which means you can make sure your live broadcast looks and sounds ok before opening it up to the public.

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How to create mobile-friendly content with Google’s AMP

AMP is a Google-backed open-source project that launched last February as an open standard to make it easier for any publisher to have pages load quickly on mobile devices. Facebook allows users to open pages without leaving the Facebook environment.

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Supercharge Your Sales Funnel Velocity With Content

Convince & Convert

Acquia , a SaaS company that helps organizations manage their CMS platforms, consistently offers informative webinars on Drupal, the open-source Web content platform that is the backbone of Acquia’s offering. I don’t mean to get personal here, but do you have a leaky sales funnel?

Social Media News Ticker: Twitter Launches #FirstTweet, Facebook Paper Teams With TED

The Realtime Report

Facebook unveils Hack, a new programming language for writing code faster – in an attempt to speed up writing and testing code, Facebook built a new programming language called Hack; it’s been in use for a year at Facebook, but was released last Thursday as open source (GigaOM).

Is Feedburner about to be closed by Google?

The Way of the Web

Having used Feedburner for years, it appears little positive has happened since acquisition by Google, and largely the service for syndicating and placing advertising in RSS feeds has been left running, but little more. The Google Adsense for Feeds Blog has announced it has closed; ‘After some consideration, we recognize that we’re just not generating enough content here to warrant your time, so we won’t be posting here any longer.’

7 Ways to Repurpose Your Video Content

agora pulse

Converting a video to an audio file is straightforward using the open source podcast editing software Audacity. It takes up more space in the feed and matches the Instagram style. Using square video with text overlay will grab the audience’s attention in the feed.

Why as a Developer, I Switched to and Why I'm Staying With It

Stay N' Alive

They provide an RSS feed, and you can submit that to Google Webmaster tools, but I've found Google is still missing links in their index from my new blog despite giving it my RSS feed. Blogger is not Open Source.

The 23 Best Free Google Chrome Extensions for Digital Marketers

Webbiquity SMM

That said, however, it’s amazing how much can be done without spending any money—or even leaving whatever web page is currently open in your browser. Too many tabs open in Chrome? Sample reviews: “Suddenly find yourself with a zillion tabs open? 17) Open SEO Stats.

[INTERVIEW] Twiplomacy reveal the secrets to communicating with world leaders


Now in its sixth year, we’ve opened up the study to monitor their usage on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and others too. The growth of users is not the same as other networks, but it’s big for influencers and is the largest open source of your citizens’ conversation.

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The Sprout Data Pipeline: NSQ and Beyond

Sprout Social

Both of these areas of our application have different querying requirements, yet each system needs to be sourced from the same upstream data. Because this system feeds data to all of our core Sprout services, any centralized technology puts the entire platform at risk. Most topics feed direct customer features, but many topics feed offline analytics processes for our data science team. Our own Java NSQ client, which we plan to open source soon.

Breaking Google Reader on the wheel of Google +?

The Way of the Web

As a part of curating and sharing information, I’ve used the RSS feed from that page to power various other services , and now it won’t exist? And if there’s an open source option, all the better.

5 Ways to Add Customer Reviews to Your WordPress Website


This plugin is great for increasing engagement and opening up a dialogue between your brand and your customers. . You can install Pixlee’s Free Social Feed for Instagram or purchase the complete Pixlee solution ( which allows you to create shoppable Instagram feeds, lookbooks of user-generated content, and more) here. . The open-source nature of WordPress means that there are a lot of fantastic plugin options, so make sure to pick one specific to your niche and needs.

Google Spreadsheets Update: Blessing in Disguise for Marketers…

The Marketing Blog

While scanning through the feeds in my ‘RSS Feed Reader’ , I discovered an interesting update in Google Spreadsheets. Home About In the Media India’s Buzziest Media Brand Condolence February 20, 2008.3:10 10 pm Google Spreadsheets Update: Blessing in Disguise for Marketers… Jump to Comments Web-based productivity tools have been around for quite a while, but their usage and focus has primarily been limited to a very niche audience.

12 of the Best WordPress Guides, Hacks and Plugins of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

WordPress is no longer just the leading blog platform , but is now the most popular open-source CMS (content management system) as well. The English is broken but the list of free template sources, like Wp Mojo , eBlog Templates and ThemeLab is excellent.

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

Ironically, it made me click the Tweet button and post to my Twitter feed :-) Guy Borgford [link] August 19, 2011 14:58:38 Reply 0 Flag this comment Anne Marie Bass Follow Human interaction builds community. It’s now a question of thought-leadership, and being the source of good texts.

5 Tips for Great Content Curation

If you pick up someone’s work and put it on your blog, or mention a fact without crediting the source, you’re not building shared credibility. Also your sources are part of your value, being able to find sources and content that others in your market don’t is key.

What makes an effective knowledge worker? (Gurteen Knowledge)

Buzz Marketing for Technology

The Gurteen Knowledge Website.

Show 324 - Mining the Social Web

Engaging Brand

3) If you use a different podcatcher then you can subscribe using the following RSS Feed. Show 324 of The Engaging Brand leadership and marketing podcast is ready just for you. To subscribe or listen for free , you don't need to download anything and all explained at the end of the post.

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Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

Be a Source of Relevant Content One way to help community members reach their objectives is to become a great source of content about a topic that they’re interested in.

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7 Steps to Creating Million-Dollar Web Apps (And a Big Announcement)

Viper Chill

On the launch page I call it the premium WordPress plugin for bloggers who get it because once you understand the concept and how many doors this software is going to open, you’re going to see it’s an essential tool to have in your arsenal.

HOW TO: Properly Use Badges to Engage Customers

I find myself keeping gameday open on my laptop while I watch the game on TV, just so I have the opportunity to collect the badges. Join the conversation by adding Mashables Pete Cashmore to your Circles on Google+ Close Welcome to Mashable! Sign in with Facebook or Twitter to get started!

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Micro Persuasion: Turn Gmail Into Your Personal Nerve Center

Buzz Marketing for Technology

I scan 275 RSS feeds in Google Reader and I use dozens of bookmarklets and shortcuts to help me manage it all. The Toolbar then automatically feeds it into a new message. Note that the Google Toolbar automatically inserts the source URL. I usually keep Gmail open in a tab in my browser. Some enterprising folks have taken data feeds from the BBC and CNN and ported them to Twitter. Be sure to turn off SMS alerts if you use these feeds since they will pile up.).

What to Look For When Hiring a Community Manager

Another factor to consider is the type of brand (or campaign) you’re marketing — is your brand involved in awkward, sensitive or taboo subjects that should be addressed via open dialogue? Article Source: Hilton Barbour [.]

4 WordPress Alternatives: the What, Where, and Why


It’s also designed to be open and transparent, using modern software development techniques in its design. custom RSS feeds and statistics. open source and completely free to use. Concrete5 is available from the concrete5 website and is open source, so it’s free.

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Making Data Relevant: The New Metrics for Social Marketing

Should You Outsource Your Social Media Efforts?

April 11, 2011 by Leyl Master Black View Comments email share email share This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum , where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business.

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3 Tips for Maximizing Engagement With Facebook Likes and Shares

Used in concert, “Like&# and “Share&# are some of the best tools around for driving referral traffic from social networks, opening new communication channels with customers and prospects, and building relationships with your best advocates. The “Like&# button has many benefits: When clicked, an item is published to the person’s Facebook feed, driving referral traffic to the website.